Which Guru started the formal teaching of the ‘Gurmukhi’ script ?
Guru Angad Dev Ji
Which Guru formalised the concept of the shared meal into ‘Guru-Ka-Langar’ ?
Guru Amardas Ji
Who was the most long-lived Guru ?
Guru Amardas Ji.
Who got the tank excavated (dug out) in Amritsar ?
Guru Ramdas Ji
Who built Harmandir Saheb (The Golden Temple) and gave a central place of worship to the Sikhs ?
Guru Arjan Dev Ji
Who first placed the sheets of copper gilt on Harmandir Saheb ?
Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Who first compiled the Guru Granth Saheb (The Adi Granth, then known as Pothi Saheb) ?
Guru Arjan Dev Ji
When was the first compilation of Guru Granth Saheb installed in Harmandir Saheb ?
Who was appointed the first Granthi of Guru Granth Saheb ?
Baba Buddha Ji
Where is the original copy of Guru Granth Saheb placed ?
How many pages does the standard printed volume of Guru Granth Saheb contain ?
Guru Granth Saheb contains the compositions of how many Gurus ?
Six Gurus : First Five Gurus & the Ninth Guru.
When did Guru Granth Saheb get ‘Guru Gaddi’ (Guruship) ?
October 3, 1708 A.D.
Which Guru was seated on a red-hot iron plate and burning hot sand put on his body ?
Guru Arjan Dev Ji
Which Guru is entitled ‘Shahidaan De Sirtaj’ ?
Guru Arjan Dev Ji because he was the Pioneer and Champion of Martyrdom in Sikh History.
Which Guru is related to ‘MIRI-PIRI’ ?
Guru Hargobind Ji
Which Guru was beheaded ?
Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji
Which Guru is entitled ‘Hind Di Chadar’ ?
Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji is entitled ‘Hind Di Chadar’ because he died to protect the Hindu faith.
What is ‘SIMARAN’ ?
Contemplation of the Almighty God
What is the ceremony of Sikh marriage called ?
How many ‘Lawans’ are recited during the Sikh marriage ?
How much of his income must every Sikh contribute for religious purposes ?
One-Tenth (called Daswandh)
When was Guru Nanak Dev Ji born & where ?
April 15, 1469 A.D. in Talwandi (now in Pakistan – Nankana Saheb)
Name the parents of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Father : Mehta Kalu Ji
Mother : Mata Tripta Ji
Who were Bebe Nanaki & Bhai Jai Ram ?
Bebe Nanaki was Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s older sister & Bhai Jai Ram was her husband.
Name the wife of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Mata Sulakhani Ji
Name the sons of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Baba Sri Chand Ji
Baba Lakhmi Das Ji.
Which Guru established the first Gurdwara (Sangat) ? Where & when ?
Guru Nanak Dev Ji at Kartarpur in 1521 A.D.
What were Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s travels called ?
Name the Muslim who accompanied Guru Nanak Dev Ji with a rebeck (a musical instrument invented by himself).
Bhai Mardana Ji.
Where are the descendants of Mardana found ?
In Ramdas, the city of Baba Buddha, and are called Rababies or the people of Rebeck.
During his travels, Guru Nanak Dev Ji went to Sayyadpur (now called Eminabad) and stayed at a carpenter’s house (considered of low caste according to the Hindu caste system). Name the carpenter.
Who was the (high caste) local official there whose feast Guru Nanak Dev Ji rejected ?
Where was the first missionary center (Manji) established by Guru Nanak Dev Ji ?
The first ‘Manji’ was established at Bhai Laalo’s house to spread Sikhism in Northern Punjab
What was the abode of the Jogis (Yogis) of Gorakhnath clan called ?
Gorakhmata (later became known as Nanakmata)
Name the mountains where Guru Nanak Dev Ji met the renowned ‘Sidhas’.
Kailash Parbat (also called Sumer Parbat)
Name the composition in Guru Granth Saheb Ji that records the dialogues Guru Nanak Dev Ji had with the ‘Sidhas’.
Name the so called cannibal that Guru Nanak Dev Ji met during his travel through the wilderness of Assam.
During his travels, whom did Guru Nanak Dev Ji meet at Sangladeep (Ceylon) ?
Raja Shiv Nabh
Who was the founder of the Mughal dynasty in India ?
Name the reigning Mughal ruler during Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s time.
What are the four hymns by Guru Nanak alluding to the invasions by Babar (1483- 1530 A.D.) collectively known as in Sikh literature ?
Babarvani (Guru Nanak described the atrocities of Babar and his men in Punjab)
Where was Guru Nanak taken captive during Babar’s invasion ?
Sayyadpur, now called Eminabad, in Gujranwala district of Pakistan
Where did Guru Nanak Dev Ji meet Vali Kandhari ?
Name the Gurdwara, now in Pakistan, which stands at the place where Vali Kandhari’s ego was broken.
When and where did Guru Nanak Dev Ji become ‘Joti Jot’ (immersed in the Eternal Light) ?
In 1539 at Kartarpur
How old was Guru Nanak Dev Ji when he passed away and transferred the ‘Divine Light’ over to Guru Angad Dev Ji ?
In which year was Guru Angad Dev Ji born ?
In 1504 A.D.
What was the original name of Guru Angad Dev Ji ?
Name the father of Bhai Lehna Ji.
Who was Mata Kheevi Ji ?
She was the wife of Guru Angad Dev Ji.
She is the only woman in Sikh History whose name has been mentioned in Guru Granth Saheb Ji.
Name the children of Guru Angad Dev Ji.
2 sons: Bhai Datu and Bhai Dasu
1 daughter: Bibi Amro